Did you read Forces by Invnarcel this month? A little dark, a little twisted, maybe a journey you weren't quite expecting... just right to get us in the mood for Fall! Enjoy my interview with Invnarcel below, then leave your comments on his story or writing!
Chocolate or Vanilla?
If you had 30 minutes of free time, what would you do?
Meditate and connect with myself. It’s relaxing and great.
What brought you to GA?
A love of reading and posting
I think I have come to one of those crossroads in life that you hear about now and again. I was hired at my current job to accomplish two things. Two years later, those two things have barely begun. I have accomplished a large number of things, but I'm solving symptoms.
The best example I can give is this. The building is on fire. There is smoke in the building. Instead of being allowed to put out the fire, management will only allow me to install fans to remove the smoke. Today, the
Well back from the devil, Ooops, I mean the Dentist.
I had a appoitment with a dentist today, (Its been like 4 yrs since i've gone), Goody and Baddy I had one cavity, they drilled and filled it up. Damn it hurt. Next week i have a cleaning appointed. Going to have my teeth all perrty and white. lol
I was talking to someone at school today and Aikido came up. We were talking in general about martial arts and Rick said that he was surprised that I practised Buddhism and Aikido because he understood that Buddhists were pacifists. Well, it's a good point!
First off, Aikido practised in the dojo isn't violence - not in the Buddhist understanding. People practising Aikido aren't in danger of violating the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures. As stated in the precept, what
For those of you that don't understand the concept of baseline budgeting, I have an example for you.
I'm giving you $100 a week this year. Next year, I'm scheduled to give you $200.
Instead, I give you $150. In the terms of the Democrat party, this is a $50 cut. Where the reality is, you are getting $50 more than last year. There has never been a real cut in government. A real cut would be where I give you $50 next year.
So, for those of you foaming at the mouth about
absolutely nothing of interest happened today. Oh wait, actually, I got a pimple the size of Australia on my nose. I hate being a teenager.
Didn't see hot cross country guy today. I am sad .
So that's all for today. I'm gonna go jack off thinking about a threesome with hot cross country guy and Brad Pitt , then I'm going to sleep.
Righty, So the Big meeting happened yesterday...
Chris told me what went on so here we go.
Chris went to his dads on Friday night, had dinner with them and stayed over. Saturday morning he and Jon had some time to talk, So he again asked him if he was sure he wanted to go through with this. Jon told him he was certain he was doing the right thing, that he's nervous about his dad's reaction but that it had to be done.
Promising him full support whatever happens Chris agreed that they wou
Sat up far too late last night/early this morning reading The Quarry by Driver. Don't know how I missed it before but it's a nice story - very compelling. Bits of it remind me of Patricia Nell Warren's latest book Billy's Boy. I finished Reston too. I was disturbed at first by the romantic and sexual relationship between two brothers but by the end of the story I'd decided that I had to let my prejudices go. The compelling thing about the story - aside from some astonishingly beautiful writ
Well, what an utterly exhausting and annoying day I had, well only a few parts of it, but still....
So I had to be at work at 3 am again for the third day in a row, just like every week, so I am used to being completely delerious by Saturday, but today in particular, I had to take my kids to a birthday party after I finished my 8 hour shift. I couldn't say no, I mean this girl and my daughter have been friends since preschool so for about 8 years now.
Anyway, the mom, who drives me abso
I have had one hell of a day. I went to see "The Greatest Game Ever Played" it was a very good movie about a true story. (Disney has gotten really good with this... Remember the Titans, Miracle, The Greatest Game Ever Played, and a new basketball movie coming out)
What else? I saw America's Mayor Rudy Guilani. Let me just say that if you ever have the chance to see him in person, go. It's worth it.
I also saw hockey. Lots of fun. New stuff. The team won. Always good.
The strabge sound that the title refers to is the laughter of Hot Cross Country Guy, whom I had never herad laugh until today. It is the most beautiful sound ever. So my assignment to you all: In your responses to this entry, please include your favorite joke. I have made it my mission to hear his laughter more. I don't even remember what happened to make him laugh, but something did, and I was slightly euphoric for a while afterwards.
Also, on the two hour bus ride on the way home from
Wow, its been over a week since I updated and over a week since I've really spend any time here. Life is crazy. Maybe I'll have a chance to catch up tomorrow. Though, tomorrow is the day off that almost wasn't, which would have been tragic. Really, I don't think I could handle two more weeks without a day off. I would have come to you a crying, angry, and generally unhappy Zarcie.
So my dad is putting new rotors and brake pads on my care tomorrow. $130 so my car won't shake when I brake
I saw this headline and pondered that, while armpits can be sexy, I didn't know that chasing after them was illegal in Canada. Turns out it's about people chasing after Brad Pitt. I'm not sure I blame them for that either.
It's a boring day...beautiful outside, with lots of work to do inside. Blah.
What a night.
Some people came to dinner and we had a great meal during and after which other people turned up and the party started. The one rule for these Friday nights we've decided is no recorded music so lots of people brought guitars and drums, fiddles and flutes, harmonicas just about anything portable. Phillip came to dinner and charmed the pants off just about everyone including me. It's not like me to say this but he's exactly the kind of boyfriend you'd wish for your little bro
So last night we (me, seb and my flatmates) were just goofing around and decided to play some drinking games. We actually had a really awesome night, and it was soooo much fun, but we drank *a LOT*. Between about 5 of us we got through 1.5litres of vodka, about 0.75litres of rum and then various other alcohol, mostly in shot form. Anyway, at some point I managed to break a glass Well of course in my inebriated state I managed to cut my hand while cleaning up the glass but I thought it was fine
Well this week was good, and today was a good/bad/weird day to cap it all off. Lets review...
My phone rings at 8am today and on the line is my cousin. Well he's not really my cousin, but rather my cousin's son. Now, the thing to keep in mind is that there are MASSIVE age gaps between me and the other members of my level of the family tree. MASSIVE I say. So anyway...my cousin who just recently turned 20 calls me at 8am (which caused me a great deal of confusion b/c I don't do "am" so I w
Okay, so there was a Football game at my highschool tonight. More importantly, it was homecoming. We Won! Anyways, since football is religion in the south, just about all of the students from my school went to cheer on the team and socialize. I went with my sister and her friend.
We stopped at Taco Bell on the way there to get a little food, and the dirve thru was packed, so we went inside. And guess who we saw there--Hot Cross Country guy. With his girlfriend. I saw him first, so I i
So, I am now in possession of the rental car. Chevy Cobalt. And it has a CD player. Whoo hoo! I'm not too fussy about cars, as long as they can make it up hills (essential in WV) and the brakes work, so I'm happy. I'm wondering if I got ripped off though, because the original estimate for the weekend was about $62, and I ended up paying $110 because my insurance is liability only, and they made me buy their collision insurance. The guy insisted that I had no choice, but I don't know. But...being
Back to school. My utterly irresponsible parents suggested I ditch since it's Friday and one more day off wouldn't make a difference. They may be right but I was going out of my mind at home. How can anyone prefer daytime TV to school? Aside from anything I miss my friends even after just a day or two. And any way, first class today was philosophy and there was a question up for free discussion: Is language just a communication tool? How could I miss that? I'm pleased to say that everyone
I drifted around for a couple of weeks getting food and shelter where and however I could. Eventually I ended up in a nice New England seaside town. I had heard that there were other kids like me there so it sounded like the place to go. What I had heard was true. The downtown area was full of freaks like me. Some still at home, some in school, and others who like me were out on the streets.
Now lets address living on the streets. It
Great interview! Invarcel writes psychopathic characters very well. Anyone who likes darker stories should definitely check his out. I love the term 'plot skeleton'. What a perfect way to describe a simple story outline.
Car lots are another favorite hangout for the officious. As a friend once said of a particular car lot, "If you drive through there, you have to stop at the road to clear car salesmen from the wheel wells."
Caregivers are unsung heroes in many of our societies, oft-times cruelly taken for granted, and offered a fraction of the support they deserve.
Fight the black dogs, I know you will, but also look for help through the times when they drag you down.
All the best - young man!!